I'm in the mood for pure happiness! Nothing says it better for me than a fluffy, electric feathered birdie, plenty perky flowers and lots of saturated color. The 'Akepa is one of my most favorite birds to paint. I realize I say this about most of the birds I paint, but I really mean it this time! The male 'Akepa's brilliant plumage doesn't happen overnight. Color like this takes years, sometimes over four years to be exact. Ladies, you know how it is when a something shiny and wonderful draws your attention. This little guy knows the way to grab a lady's attention is with something sparkly or bright. I know he's smart too, because pretty only gets you through the door...
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.